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Best Outdoor Music Venues in the US
September 26, 2018

Best Outdoor Music Venues in the US

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September 26, 2018

3 ways to make money on blockchain technology

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Best Outdoor Music Venues in the US

Theater

Watching a concert outdoors can be a pleasurable experience when the weather is right. Apart from the music, the stage designs also appeal to the concert-goers as it only adds to the experience.

Since the venues are outdoor, you’ll be listening to music as well as enjoying the stunning landscape surrounding you. Here are some of the best outdoor music venues in the United States.

Crosby Theatre

The Crosby Theatre is surrounded by Sangre de Cristo as well as the Jemez mountains. The venue is also the home of Santa Fe Opera. There is also a roof in the open-air theatre that is designed to maximize sound output and also to collect rainwater which is stored and used. The theatre is almost 27,000 square feet big, and this includes the stage and the mezzanine roofs. The theatre is named after the founder John Crosby and can house up to 2,128 guests. The Crosby Theatre has seen more than 1500 performances which range from classic works to world premieres.

Crosby Theatre

 

Gorge Amphitheatre

The Gorge Amphitheatre was opened in the year 1985 and has since been known all around the world as one of the best, if not the best, outdoor music theatres. It can be found near the Columbia River, and you’ll be treated to the Cascade Mountain landscape when you’re there. The space can house more than 20,000 guests, and these guests usually set a camp in the nearby campgrounds before the show. Many notable artists have performed in the Gorge Amphitheatre; some of them include the Dave Matthews Band, Tom Petty and the Pearl Jam.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

The Jay Pritzker Pavilion has 120-foot stainless steel ribbons that stretch all over the Great Lawn and can be found in Chicago’s Millenium Park as an installation. The venue was designed by Frank Gehry, and it has both a lawn space and fixed seating. The Jay Pritzker Pavilion can house more than 11,000 guests, and many of the concerts that happen here are free. It is also the home of Grant Park Music Festival. Some of the notable artists to have performed here are Clint Black and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Starlight Theatre

Starlight Theatre features unique backgrounds and theatre, concert productions and is one of the few remaining self-producing outdoor theatres in the United States. The construction of the venue was initially started in the year 1925 as the Queen of Romania’s visit saw a need for an outdoor performance venue.

Coolest Gadgets of CES 2018

Technology

CES, called the Consumer Electronics Show previously, is an event where the biggest players in the tech market come to display what they have got. It is, without a doubt, the biggest gadget event of the year and people wait for it eagerly every year.

The 2018 show was focused more on improving the smart home concept by tweaking communication between gadgets. In this article, we’ll show you some of the coolest products that were showcased in CES 2018.

Lenovo Smart Display

The Lenovo Smart Display is a voice activated computer that is attached with a screen which will display information that is supplementary. It is powered by Google Assistant. You’ll be able to get information such as nearby supermarkets or restaurants when asked.

Smart Display

Unlike its competitor, the Amazon Echo Show, the Lenovo Smart Display can play YouTube videos, and it also has a larger screen. The design is made to weave the device into the surroundings of your home seamlessly.

L’Oreal UV Sense

A battery free sensor that can be worn comfortable on your nails, the L’Oreal UV Sense is programmed to detect ultraviolet exposure. The sensor is capable of storing up to three months’ data which is then transferred to an app whenever the sensor is close to your smartphone.

L’Oreal worked with Yves Behar to develop a piece of hardware that looks more like an accessory than a wearable technology. The device has an NFC antenna, a UV sensor, and a temperature sensor.

My Special Aflac Duck

My Special Aflac Duck is designed to provide comfort to children that are diagnosed with cancer. Developed by Sproutel, the toy is unlike any other of its nature as most, if not all, are designed for the intent of education.

The robotic duck can comprehend feelings through a token which can be placed to its chest. This will help the duck to react accordingly as it is meant to be a companion to children whenever they undergo therapy. The duck will be available in early 2019, free of cost.

Vuzix Blade Augmented Reality Glasses

This Vuzix Blade augmented reality glasses will support Alexa in order to assist the wearer in getting directions or for knowing what the weather is like. The design looks better than the Google Glass as it more stylish. The potential of these glasses are massive if they developers optimize them with the right apps.

Byton Concept Car

Imagine a living room atmosphere inside your car. That is exactly what Byton is trying to achieve here as they look to make use of vehicles for more than just transportation.

In theory, the car will feature a large screen that is spread across the dashboard, and it will feature facial recognition in order to identify the driver so that it can load personalized settings,

Ways to Improve your Credit Score

Credit Score

In order to improve your credit score, it is vital that you be patient as you have to consider years of past behavior. Here are a couple of steps by which you can improve your credit score.

Credit card balances

An essential element that dictates your credit score is the amount of revolving credit you have when compared to the amount that you are using. Hence, it is necessary to have a small percentage when it comes to the above. A safe rate would be 30% or lower.

To improve credit scores when having multiple credit card balances, make use of a personal loan or a balance transfer credit card. Even if you pay your balances, you may still end up having a high utilization ratio as issuers report the balance on the statement to the bureau. To avoid this issue, inquire whether the credit card issuer will accept multiple payments throughout the month.

Credit balances

Elimination of credit card balances

Having small balances on multiple credit cards can hurt your credit score. A solution to this problem is to have all the small balances from all the credit cards that you own paid off. After this, use only one, or two at the maximum, credit cards to buy everything.

By doing so, you’ll not be polluting the credit report with a lot of unnecessary balances.

Old debts

Many believe that the way to having a good credit score is by having no records of debt on your report. That is why people attempt to get them off their credit report as soon as they clear their debts.

This isn’t advisable as having old debts on your report can, in fact, be beneficial for you as it is an indicator of how well the situation was handled. That is why having a long history of debt will aid you in having a better credit score.

Bills

It is important to pay your bills on time so as to not let your credit score drop. This is an essential way to maintaining a good credit score, and if you do not pay your bills on time, this may hurt your credit score as well as hurt your credit.

Items that aren’t associated with credit reporting can also be added in your report. This may even be as small as library dues.

Risk

In order to improve credit scores, you need to avoid taking risks or associating yourself with businesses that may indicate money stress, whether it be future or current. An example of this could be using your card in a pawnshop.

Things to do in NYC

NYC

New York City is a great place to be in if you know what to do. But when you haven’t planned everything out, it can be pretty dull.

Plenty of things can be done in New York such as visiting the museum or statue of liberty. Here are some of the few things that you can do in NYC if you’re visiting.

Apple Picking

There are many farms and orchards that you can visit in NYC. You can also harvest apples if you are up for it. Apples such as the Pink Lady, Gala or even McIntosh can be found in the city. You can use these apples to bake a pie. The apple picking locations may also have corn mazes or hayrides if you visit in the fall. These places are open all year and hence, you’ll be able to pluck different fruits during different seasons.

Apple Picking

The food

New York City is a hub for different cultures to co-exist. With these cultures comes different food. If you haven’t tried Jewish food, visit Gottlieb’s restaurant. Gottlieb’s has been around since 1962, and they offer meat-centric food such as matzo ball soup or the pastrami. If you really want to experiment, you can try the cherry soup or the kugel, which is actually a sweet noodle pie. The place is closed on Saturdays as it is the Jewish Sabbath.

Iggy’s

Iggy’s may seem like any other karaoke spot in NYC. But after closer inspection, you’ll realize it is a real roller coaster ride. You’ll find yourself in a dance party filled with aspiring rappers and rock stars that entertain while they are drunk off their minds. Although this is a staple in many karaoke spots, Iggy’s really does stand out from the rest because of what they have to offer.

VR Experience

For the low-low price of $39, you’ll be able to experience different worlds right in front of you at VR World. For two hours, you can play a host of games.

VR

Live Music

There is a place called Baby’s All Right which is a brunch spot by day, and a live music venue by night. The tickets start at only $10 and there is a new performer every night. The floor is designed to replicate the maze from the Stanley Kubrick movie, The Shining.

Brooklyn Bridge

Although the Brooklyn Bridge can be crowded, there are great options for food and drinks on either side of the bridge. It is also an excellent way to see the skyline, and you’ll find yourself drawn to this particular tourist spot again and again.